Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting in the grass, listening to music on a warm weekend afternoon. I had the opportunity to do this three times this past weekend—twice listening to the jazzy beats of the Steve Johnson Group and once enjoying the softer melodies of the Seers. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.
The Steve Johnson Group is a Streetmosphere regular. They wedge themselves into the back corner of Oak Street Plaza, fitting at least five people and more than five instruments, plus a water cooler, amps and speakers, and all sorts of other equipment under a big, blue tent. They may be located way in the back, but their music can be heard from all around the plaza and beyond. They play old favorites, such as Steely Dan, as well as non-lyrical jazz tunes.
The Seers also regularly grace the streets during the summer months of Streetmosphere. They played Saturday afternoon in Old Town Square for an enthusiastic band of followers. The Seers enjoy taking song requests from the crowd, and they play a wide range of genres, from children’s songs to Johnny Cash.
There’s only one weekend left to check out the musical stylings of groups like the Steve Johnson Group or the Seers performing with Streetmosphere. Labor day weekend is the last weekend of the summer for this Beet Street sponsored program. Check the schedule online at www.beetstreet.org/streetmosphere/schedule to see if your favorite bands are playing one last time. For more information about Streetmosphere artists and schedules, be sure to check out our website or our Facebook page and take our survey to let us know what you think!